On Tuesday, September 18, Bhangra-inspired Hip-Hop and EDM music from Juno-nominated outfit Global Party Starters will be filling the Pit Pub at UBC as on-campus non-profit group Rappers Without Borders raises funds to support the local Hip-Hop community.
Global Party Starters is a DJ and Production crew hailing from Vancouver continuing in the fashion of EDM giants such as Major Lazer. Recently, they have teamed up with platinum award-winning artist Elise Estrada for their single “Tonight”, which has received radio play across Canada on Hot AC stations and has recently hit full rotation on Stingray’s Hit List.
Rappers Without Borders is a UBC Hip-Hop club that focuses on inclusion, creativity and a multi-cultural approach to music. Spanning members from a variety of backgrounds, cultures and languages, the goal of the club is to provide independent artists with a platform to flourish both on campus and throughout the Vancouver Hip-Hop community.
Other acts performing include Seattle-based rapper Apheenx, whose music video for the track “Divine Species” has received more than 83,000 views on Youtube. Combining elements of R&B and Old School Hip-Hop with a focus on insightful lyricism, Apheenx is an artist on the rise who will be bridging the gap between Seattle and Vancouver when he hits the stage.
Kapok, D-Tour, Swabski and Daybreak are also giving performances and highly-touted Hip-Hop dance group Unlimited Dance Club will be performing choreographed and freestyle dance routines.
Doors open at 8:00pm and the show begins at 9:00pm. Tickets are 10$ at the door.